The following scripture is one portion of God’s Word that ought to be taken really seriously, especially in this current generation.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV)
Let’s face it, we’re in a generation that loves sex. Everywhere you go, there’s some form of promotion of sex. It’s becoming rare to find a series that doesn’t have sex scenes (and by sex scenes, I mean the kind of scenes that leave nothing to the imagination). A lot of adverts have an implicit reference to sexual activity. Sex is put out there for all to see. Whether they wanna see it or not.
The truth is, there’s nothing evil about sex. But as believers, we’re implored to stay away from sexual immorality – any kind of sexual activity outside of the bounds of marriage – for a reason.
We do not belong to ourselves.
When we became born again, we lost all forms of self-ownership. Our bodies, souls and spirits belong to God, and as such, we must honour God with all that we have. And when it comes to the issue of sex, God is glorified when it happens between a man and a woman who have been joined together in the bond of matrimony.
To the outside world, this is obviously a bucketload of rubbish that is archaic, outdated and out of touch with reality. But if we claim to follow Christ, then the opinion of the world and its inhabitants cannot be our concern. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross was a purchasing act that bought us back from the kingdom of darkness, thus it is imperative that we go His way. Our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit, and the last thing we need is to be committing acts that seriously grieve Him.
It is no easy feat to strive for sexual purity, especially in a generation like this. No matter what, you will find something promoting sex, which is likely to work on your feelings. On the other side, you could end up fighting your emotions too fiercely and eventually deem sex to be an evil thing, which is another error in itself. It is important to keep it at the forefront of our minds that as far as the topic of sex is concerned, it is something that must be reserved for the one we will eventually make that lifelong commitment with.
Don’t fall for the lies of the world that sex is the ultimate satisfier, and that your sex drive must be satisfied at all costs. It’s a deception!